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Thursday, 19 November 2015

KLBC Activities Report for October 2015

1 October 2015
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for October was held on 1 October 2015. The session, attended by 81 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.

6 October 2015
PDC Seminar on the Role of Lawyers in the Implementation of GST
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Thenesh Kannaa on 6 October 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 48 participants. The seminar covered the following topics, "Overview of the GST"; "Impact of GST on contracts drafting"; "Advocating the client in GST Tribunal"; "Non-appealable matters and ouster clause"; "Transitional matters for real properties"; and "Does GST apply on disbursements?".

7 September to 7 October 2015
Reading Materials for Sungai Buloh Prison
The KLBC Criminal Practice Committee launched a month-long campaign from 7 September to 7 October 2015 to collect reading materials in the form of books and magazines for the benefit of the inmates at the Sungai Buloh Prison.

8 and 9 October 2015
CCPC 2-Day Workshop on the Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the KLBC Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee (CCPC), this workshop was presented by Lee Peck Ha, Chong Wai Kuan, Dennis Chong, Nahzatul Ain Binti Mohd Khalid, Sarah Binti Kambali and Susan Joseph on 8 and 9 October 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The workshop was attended by 24 participants. The workshop covered the following topics, "Are Options really crucial and necessary? Why?"; "Why do some transactions end up in the trash?"; "What should you look out for when transacting for your clients?"; "How is it that despite the 'standard' terms and conditions in SPAs, conveyancers can still disagree on certain issues?"; "When does a conflict of interest arise for you to worry about?"; and "How do you safeguard yourself against a complaint being lodged against you in a conveyance?"

28 October 2015
Pupils Workshop on Civil Litigation
The KLBC Pupils Committee organised a Civil Litigation Workshop specifically for pupils on 28 October 2015. Presented by Colin Andrew Pereira and Sanjeev Kumar Rasiah, and attended by a total of 51 pupils, the Workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, “Opinion writing exercise”; “Drafting of pleadings exercise”; and “Presenting a case in court”.

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